Mine is starting in too. Very mild at this point but def noticeable - right now it mostly makes me feel like I need to clear my throat bc I think the acid is making me produce phlem. But I also feel a mild burning. Uck!
My midwife last time reccomended papaya enzymes. I had pretty bad heartburn last time. The papaya helped some, but I still found myself taking tums.
My new midwife reccomends small meals, not drinking water with meals, chewing things really really well so it takes less time to digest. She also said chewing raw almonds can help. I have not tried that yet - or any of it. LOL. I just started noticing the heartburn this week.
I did buy a pack of tums yesterday but I will do my best to avoid them. I just haven't found the papaya enzymes I'm looking for yet. My midwife said that tums can cause calcification of the placenta. But I'm sure taking them sparingly isn't a huge deal.
Yep, mine comes and goes. I've tried papaya enzymes, but 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water seems to be far more effective. I don't take tums because there is so much extra crap in there that just scares me. Baking soda is essentially the same thing but cheaper and purer. I also find that nuts can cause heartburn, as can cumin and other spices.
I've had terrible heartburn for the past month and a half. bostonmummy, I wouldn't take baking soda. It's not the same as what's in Tums and it can increase your sodium levels. My partner is a nurse practitioner and she was just talking about it with my dad who was taking it for his reflux. Tums uses calcium where baking soda uses sodium.
I have to be honest, I've tried everything, and I just put up with it for the most part. But when it gets really bad, I take a Gaviscon. As long as I don't take too many, I feel okay about it. It works differently from Tums, creating a barrier to prevent the stuff from coming up, so it's very effective. I checked it out thoroughly and it's not a risk to the baby. I don't love taking chemically stuff, but when the HB gets really, really bad, it's worth it.
Dandylez, thanks for clarifying the difference between tums and b.s. For some reason I thought it was essentially the same active ingredient. I am extremely sensitive to additives because of the colitis, so I don't take Tums. And for me I'm not concerned about sodium levels since my blood pressure and heart rate are so low and because I drink about a gallon of water a day. But it's good to be aware of watching sodium levels if bp is an issue.